New Contributor: Sofia Samatar

I would like to welcome a new contributor to the website Sofia Samatar. Here is a brief bio for Sofia.

Sofia Samatar is a PhD student in African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specializes in twentieth-century Egyptian and Sudanese literatures. Her poetry has appeared in Stone Telling, and her debut novel, A Stranger in Olondria, is forthcoming from Small Beer Press in 2012. She blogs about books and other wonders at She joined the project in 2012.

We think that Sofia would be a valuable contributor to the website, so again – welcome Sofia!

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